Appointments and Promotions (InTouch Fall 2008)

Michael Miller


Michael L. Miller, MD, director of Clinical Services, Division of Immunology/Rheumatology at Children’s Memorial and associate professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School, will serve as the Chief Advisor for Clinical and Translational Research Applications for the research center. In this position, Miller will work to prepare users of clinical research data for the 2009 rollout of EPICXenoBase, which will integrate clinical data with an advanced bioinformatics system for data analysis. Children’s Memorial will benefit tremendously from Miller’s extensive expertise in data applications for clinical settings.



Kang Chu


Kang Chu, MD, PhD, has joined the laboratory of Lauren Pachman, MD, as a research assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School. She studies autosomal dominant osteopetrosis, a heritable osteosclerotic disorder resulting from heterozygous mutations in the chloride channel 7 gene. Mechanisms of, and therapeutic strategies for the disease will be investigated using molecular and cellular biology approaches. Her research is funded by the International Osteopetrosis Association. Chu comes from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.



Rocky Pramanik


Rocky Pramanik, PhD, is a newly appointed senior research scientist in the laboratory of Mary J.C. Hendrix of the Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program. Pramanik was a research scientist for Litholink Corporation, a subsidiary of LabCorp, in Chicago. In the Hendrix laboratory, he will focus on developing novel biomarker assays to detect the presence of specific cancer-related antigens in the sera of patients with cancer. The findings will help in the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of cancer.

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